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Had a muscle spasm under right arm a month ago and now just a slow ache. Is this normal or just still healing?

Had a muscle spasm under right arm a month ago and now just a slow ache. Is this normal or just still healing?

This could be a tear: This could be a muscle or tendon tear. We need more information but you can discuss this possibility with your physicians ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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What do I do if I keep on getting muscle spasms on my arm?

Be seen: You might want to be seen and evaluated for any potential underlying cause to your problem; such as a pinched nerve or torn ligament. Short of that, muscle spasms can often be relieved by moist heat, massage, or a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Could be many causes: Suggest you seek an opinion from a physiatrist, as you may benefit from some diagnostic studies to pin down answer, which could lead to a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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Have muscle spasms and twitches in my arm for past hour what could that be from? Feels like keeps bubbling

Have muscle spasms and twitches in my arm for past hour what could that be from? Feels like keeps bubbling

Fasciculations: Muscle fasciculations is a medical term for "muscle twitching." These are basically involuntary muscle contractions. Many things can cause them, including fluid and electrolyte problems, too much caffeine (or other stimulants), neurologic disorders, psychiatric disorders, and sleep deprivation. Also, over-exertion from exercise to a muscle group can cause it too. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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W and arms? Hat causes muscle spasms inn your biceps, hands osteoarthritius

See Doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do about the swelling, pain and muscle spasms in my arm from using a pain pump?

What can I do about the swelling, pain and muscle spasms in my arm from using a pain pump?

Need more info: If it is local swelling and pain, hot compresses amy help. Ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti inflammatory may help. If there is any redness or pain to touch, you should have your physician look at the site. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of muscle spasms in my arms and legs?

Dehydration,: Electrolytes, and fatigue are the most common causes, but refractory muscle spasms should be checked by a physician as there are some neurologic issues that can lead to constant refractory muscle spasms,. ...Read more

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What is the home therapy for muscle spasm of the hips, arms and feet?

Heat.: I would recommend heat to the area for 20 – 25 minutes and then stretching the muscles gently. ...Read more

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Cause of muscle spasms in arms +2 months. Not Lyme or electrolytes imbalance?

Cause of muscle spasms in arms +2 months. Not Lyme or electrolytes imbalance?

Muscle spasms: Sounds like you have see your doctor; please continue to do so. Low magnesium MAY be the issue. Your doc can measure that and other nutrients via blood work. Are you on a statin medication? That can cause muscle pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Left arm has continuous charlie horse like pain and muscle spasms & twitches going on for over a week now.

Left arm has continuous charlie horse like pain and muscle spasms & twitches going on for over a week now.

Charlie horse: Make sure you have enough potassium and are well hydrated. Gatorade or powerade gas the proper mix of nutrients essential for hydration of muscles. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Have been getting muscle spasms/jerking in both arms since starting Cefepime injection in PICC line. What should I do?

Have been getting muscle spasms/jerking in both arms since starting Cefepime injection in PICC line. What should I do?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I have had headaches associated with muscle spasms/weakness in legs & arms. What could it be?

I have had headaches associated with muscle spasms/weakness in legs & arms. What could it be?

? infection ?: Your symptoms could be associated with influenza, but could be initial development of neuromuscular disease. Hypothyroidism could cause this, but many medication adverse reactions could present in this fashion. Get your doctor involved. ...Read more

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I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.

Nerve problm: See an orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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What could muscle spasms for a few months, most common in my upper arms and calves mean? They last around 10-20 minutes and are uncommon.

Lifestyle: Make sure you are getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night, eating a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables, lean meats, and 8-10 glasses of water a day. Stay away from carbonated drinks and alcohol. After two weeks if the muscle spasms are still occurring seek the help of a physician. ...Read more

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Shoveled and chopped ice yesterday, then after had back pain and muscle spasms in my arm and would make my hands shake is that normal?

DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness (doms) is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from muscle overuse. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period without any residual effects.
Rec.: moist heat, relaxation and NSAID otc as needed. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more